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  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Did you write your essay? It is really well written." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Did anyone help you with it?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"So you are telling me you had NO help on this?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is there any other way to reach truth besides science?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was really grilled by one interview, he would repeatedly ask my questions over and over." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, talked with former medical students, read over my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities were very nice, as well as the cultural and finanical aid presentations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer suggested (all but flat out accused) that I did not write my essay because it was ''too well written,'' which REALLY upset me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I actually did not like the structure of the day, although I understood why they use theiir organization. I would prefer interviews in the morning, because repeatedly being told to ''not be nervous'' has the opposite effect on me. I really liked the presentations though." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Despite the experiences with my interviewers, I was impressed by Tufts. I really liked the facilities, and the students seemed very content and happy to be there. I REALLY fell in love with Boston; great city, compact, good transportation, I had a great time. My first interviewer tried to frazzle me by asking the same question over and over and then telling me I talked too much (which I found interesting considering it was an interview). The second interviewer didn't seem to enthused with me, despite telling me I was doing ''well''. He then introduced the idea that I did not write my essay, and told me it was ''very well written,'' and repeatedly asked if I had any help writing it. While I kept my cool, this made me very angry......very angry. I worked extremely hard on my personal statement, and having someone tell me I did not write it was a pretty grave offense. I usually interview well at med schools, I'm not sure what happened at Tufts..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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